Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842777671 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $80.95 ISBN: 9781842777664 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only

On The Move

The Caribbean Since 1989

Alejandra Bronfman

On The Move

Alejandra Bronfman

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144 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2007
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842777671 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $80.95 ISBN: 9781842777664 Published July 2007 For sale in North and South America only
The Caribbean stands out in the popular imagination as a 'place without history', a place which has somehow eluded modernity. Haiti is envisioned as being trapped in an endless cycle of violence and instability, Cuba as a 1950s time warp, Jamaicans as ganja-smoking Rastafarians, while numerous pristine, anonymous islands are simply peaceful idylls. The notion of 'getting away from it all' lures countless visitors, offering the possibility of total disconnect for the world-weary. 

In On the Move Alejandra Bronfman argues that in fact the opposite is true; the Caribbean is, and has always been, deeply engaged with the wider world. From drugs and tourism to international political struggles, these islands form an integral part of world history and of the present, and are themselves in a constant state of economic and social flux in the face of global transformations. 
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1 - Transporting Citizenship
Chapter 2 - Sell it to Save It
Chapter 3 - The Traffic
Chapter 4 -Wired on the Islands
Conclusion
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index
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